FIRMATA and forced input pin feedback

Is there a way to ask firmata to send back input pins values ? I'm making my very first project with Arduino+Firmata+PC and I have the problem that after the PC program is started it doesn't know input pins because they are send only when they are changed. My idea was to modify standard firmata source code in such a way that it will once send input pins values after they are set to be reported. Than from PC side I would set pin reporting off and on during startup and PC would get all input pins.